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Boccia England

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Boccia England are the national governing body for the Paralympic disability sport of boccia and we host competitions around the country.

Boccia Event Assistant / Time Keeper 2021/22

This opportunity takes place between 26 Feb 2022 and 27 Feb 2022. Closing date for applications is 20 Feb.

Boccia is a disability Paralympic sport similar to bowls. Boccia England are excited to be returning to Sheffield for more competitions in February 2022! Join us as a Volunteer Time Keeper to manage the electronic scoring / timing system during boccia matches. The role of Boccia Time Keeper is essentially using an iPad on court to score and time the boccia matches – no previous experience is required – full training is provided.

Have you ever heard of boccia? It's a unique disability sport, and for some individuals, it is the only sport they can play. This is a unique opportunity to experience a Paralympic sport with no previous experience required.

To find out more about boccia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awQ1iFnug5g&t=39s

To find out more about volunteering with boccia: https://youtu.be/gDUlUqBU3tM

Please note that there may be Covid-19 procedures in place including a requirement to wear a face covering when on the boccia court.

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What skills do I need?

No specific skills required but an enthusiasm to get involved is key. Full training provided on the day. At interest in sport would be useful but not beneficial.

What will I gain?

Experience and knowledge of a unique Paralympic sport in a friendly environment.

Training and support

Full training provided on the day. Support from a dedicated Boccia England staff member and competition Head Referee on the day. Online briefings and drop in sessions pre competition where there is chance to ask any questions you may have.

Time commitment

Our event is running on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2022. We ask for volunteers to commit to one or both days (approximately 09.00-17.00 each day)

Food

Yes

Travel

Yes

Childcare

No

DBS (criminal records) check

No

Location

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BP

Travel information

Car park passes provided for those driving. Useful information for public transport can be found here; https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Ponds_Forge_International_Sports_Centre-Yorkshire-site_25641109-2109#:~:text=The%20nearest%20stations%20to%20Ponds%20Forge%20International%20
  • CausesDisability, Sport and exercise
  • Frequencyone-off
  • WhenSaturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsEvents and stewarding, Sport and coaching

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